Coleman out of England Test

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:43
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TEAM UPDATE: Wallabies have been forced into a late change after Adam Coleman was ruled out with a thumb injury.

The lock failed a final fitness test on Friday, with 26-year old Blake Enever straight into the starting side and set to debut against England on Saturday.

The Brumbies lock will become Wallaby 916 when he runs out at Twickenham and the Wallabies 26th debutant since the Rugby World Cup Final in 2015 at the same venue.

Michael Cheika and his coaching staff have also finalised the reserves with the Wallabies opting for a six-two split on the bench.

Lopeti Timani is the sole inclusion with Henry Speight dropping off the extended bench that was named yesterday.

Australia-revised: 15 Kurtley Beale, 14 Marika Koroibete, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Samu Kerevi, 11 Reece Hodge, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Will Genia, 8 Sean McMahon, 7 Michael Hooper (captain), 6 Ned Hanigan, 5 Blake Enever, 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Scott Sio.
Replacements: 16 Stephen Moore, 17 Tom Robertson, 18 Allan Alaalatoa, 19 Matt Philip, 20 Ben McCalman, 21 Lopeti Timani, 22 Nick Phipps, 23 Karmichael Hunt

Date: Saturday, November 18
Venue: Twickenham, London
Kick-off: 15.00 (15.00 GMT; 02.00 AEDT, Sunday, November 19)
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa), George Clancy (Ireland)
TMO: Simon McDowell (Ireland)